Marriage Intensives/Couples Retreats

andrea tang -Andrea Tang, EdS, LMHC, NCC

Couples Intensives

Have you and your partner been arguing for years over similar issues but getting nowhere?

Do you feel as if you can’t even talk to one another anymore?

Has there been less sex, less intimacy for a long time?

Have you discovered a recent betrayal?

Do you feel as if you failed at counseling before or don’t have time to devote months in therapy?

A two-day couples intensive can help you make lasting, positive changes in your relationship!

If you want to give your relationship the best final chance you can — fast… Couples intensives were designed for you to get nearly a year of therapy in just one weekend.

With my supportive approach and your motivation to succeed, you will be able to move forward with communication tools that fit for you and your partner.

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Are Couples Intensives Right for You?

Most couples I coach feel caught in the same disagreements because they don’t ask the right questions. My focus is to help you ask the right questions and why. This process gets you to the heart of an issue for lasting change. This is not a quick fix… but can be a game changer.

You can practice your new skills with guidance to finally break old patterns.

You won’t backslide in between weekly sessions – you’ll practice new ways of relating to one another in just two days.

You’ll discover the missing pieces that therapists in the past haven’t told you before, including how your mind is wired to keep you stuck, and what you can finally do about it.

You get a customized workbook of tools and guidelines to keep you from doing things the old way and maximize the investment you’ve made in your relationship.

If you have felt caught in an unhappy cycle for a long time,

You are wondering if it might be time to end the relationship, But you are not sure,

You want one last shot to really know whether to stay in the relationship, then

A couples intensive/couples retreat is the most effective choice.

I work with couples of all types — specifically couples that seek change, need it today, and want to strengthen the bond with their partner.

With research-based methods, you can find intimacy, compassion, and happiness together. An intensive gives you the time to understand yourself and your partner and the tools to increase the joy more fully, more deeply in the relationship.

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How Does A Couples Intensive Work?

I have a structured, proven process that helps you make significant progress in your relationship. This process begins before we meet for the intensive: 

  • First, we schedule a free 30-60 minute consultation call.
  • If we decide to work together, I will ask you each to complete a few detailed questionnaires then return to me, so I may learn about you before Day One of the intensive. In this way, we can hit the ground running.
  • Over the course of two day intensive, I will lead you through a series of tools and exercises, teaching you a method for communicating successfully about tough topics and situations. 
  • We will meet from 9-4:30 pm with a break time for lunch.
  • At the end of day two, you will walk out of the intensive with a book full of resources to keep your progress flowing.
  • Last, we will schedule a follow up 90-minute session, which is included in the intensive fee.

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A Couples Intensive Helps
You and Your Partner Fall in Love Again

All in two days. During the week or weekend, your choice.

You may need more than weekly relationship therapy- a relationship intensive may be what you need.

Intensives are wonderful because of the results couples enjoy. Weekly hour-long sessions can run out of time before couples make much progress. The intensive allows you to make progress quickly and use what you’ve learned right away to build on the future you want.


Q: Do all therapists provide marriage or couples intensives?

A: Not all therapists have the specific training necessary to work with couples or employ successful intensives/retreats. Research couples therapists and their experiences prior to selecting someone to work with. My work is heavily influenced by Dr. Ellyn Bader, Dr. Peter Pearson, and The Developmental Model.  You can learn more about that approach here.

Q: Is there a guarantee the weekend will work?

A: Yes and no. If you are motivated to learn new techniques, are ready to recognize how you each play a role in the joy and the pain of your specific relationship issues and are eager to practice with your partner after the intensive, I guarantee you significant growth. As with most things in life, what we put into something important to us is what we gain from it.

Q: Can we afford a marriage intensive?

A: It is less expensive than a year of traditional therapy, and it’s certainly cheaper than a divorce. In fact, many couples consider it a gift they’ve given each other — especially when they think about the financial and emotional costs that come with divorce.

So, the question might be – can you afford NOT to invest in your relationship at this crucial point?

My mentor of mine once shared, “if your relationship is worth seeking help for, it’s worth investing in.”

See What Others Are Saying!

  • "Couples work with Andrea Tang has been immeasurably helpful to our relationship. Our communication with each other has gotten so much better and helped us grow stronger as a couple. I would recommend this to any couple at any stage in a relationship."
    A.M. & K.M.
  • "Couples counseling with Andrea has helped our marriage immensely. We’ve been able to identify our own individual issues and talk through things as they happen. We learned how to communicate more effectively as a team and move our marriage in a positive direction. We wouldn’t have made it through our crisis without it."
    J.C. & T.G.
  • "Andrea is an amazing therapist who has always gone above and beyond to help my husband and me make the most of our time with her. She validates both of us without ever taking sides, which makes all the difference in the world. She is in it for us and has shown us how to be in it for each other, again. We were on the road to losing that and needed her help us get it back. We have learned how to communicate through well thought-out "role plays" that Andrea has created for us. The "ah-ha" moments happen without having to "spell out" every issue. It has been life changing for us as a couple and as individuals."
    B.M. & S.M.
  • "What an incredible and eye-opening experience we had doing a two-day intensive couple’s therapy session. Andrea is an incredible human, and I am so gracious to have crossed paths with her. She is very welcoming, has an amazing aura and comfort to her that you do not find in many. She helps you dig deeper within yourself to address certain issues. She is not only understanding but helps you get to the root of different issues with ways to manage and overcome them that you can easily tie into your daily life with some practice."
    J.S. & D.R.
  • "Andrea is a fabulous and engaging human being that honored, respected, and counseled me through some very emotional and sensitive issues. Andrea didn’t just impress me with how quickly she got to “the bottom” of my issues but touched a part of me that will be changed forever."
  • "If you are serious about seeing someone to help you work through some issues, Andrea Tang is the one! It has been awesome to work with Andrea because she is personable, approachable, non-judgmental and does not have that "mightier-than-thou" air about her. She is supportive and has a sense of humor too. Andrea is fully committed to helping you enjoy life in a healthier place."



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